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 Meanings and Examples of SIEVE
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 n.  device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid; utensil for separating; coarse basket
Classic Sentence:
1  He watched how Mishka strode along, swinging the huge clods of earth that clung to each foot; and getting off his horse, he took the sieve from Vassily and started sowing himself.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
2  Walking was as difficult as on a bog, and by the time Levin had ended the row he was in a great heat, and he stopped and gave up the sieve to Vassily.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
3  A great rolling sea, dashing high up against the reeling ship's high teetering side, stove in the boat's bottom at the stern, and left it again, all dripping through like a sieve.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
4  All goes through the sieve of her gills, and nothing surprises her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
5  The sky is like a black sieve pierced by silver drops that tremble, ready to burst through.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ONE
Example Sentence:
1  Draw water with a sieve.
2  Press the raspberries through a fine sieve to form a puree.
3  Pass the sauce through a sieve to remove any lumps.
4  We often shake flour through a sieve.
5  When they are tender, strain the soup into a clean pan through a fine wire sieve.